PROS: Dominant functional strength that shows up in a big way when run blocking. Generates tremendous movement and he knows how to maximize his power by rolling his hips through contact. Outstanding ability to find leverage points on his opponents and exploit them. Hands are heavy and his anchor is stout. Does well to fit his hands and his grip strength is unbreakable. Punches with excellent placement and timing. There is no going through him as a bull rusher or condensing his gap when drive blocking. Like the overall bend and posture that he plays with - leads to good balance and control. Sets a wide base in pass pro and does well to vary his strikes. Footwork in pass protection is polished. Reaches his set points and patiently mirrors. Almost never drawn out of his set and he stays square at a high level. Frames rushers with ease. Takes good angles releasing into space and his punch is devastating to second level defenders in pursuit. Executes with a finisher’s mentality and he fits the mauler, road-grader labels. Has tremendous awareness in pass protection and his overall timing is precise when fulfilling his assignments.
CONS: Foot speed is outstanding for his size but he wins more with technique than springy footwork. Hand carriage has a tendency to get a touch low. Has played exclusively on the right side and a transition to left tackle if needed is an unknown.
BEST TRAIT - Pass Protection
WORST TRAIT - Can he play LT? Probably, but it’s unknown.
RED FLAGS - None
NFL COMP - Jason Peters
A two-year starter for Alabama, Wills enters the NFL with 28 career starts and developed into a polished blocker over career. Wills is a refined pass blocker with exceptional technique, mobility, power and body control that makes him a dominant performer in pass protection. As a run blocker, Wills has tremendous functional strength and a maulers mentality to create vertical push and work angles in the run game. While he’s developed wonderfully at right tackle, there is no reason to believe he could not transition to the left side if needed. Wills is a blue chip talent and plug and play starter in the NFL. He has the upside to become one of the top offensive tackles in the league by Year Three.